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    Default calculator link should should have a substrate calculation link.


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    It has a link to calculate volume. a substrate calculator would be nice.
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    There's lots of substrate calculators available, with a simple internet search

    Here's a basic one

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    1lb per gallon equals roughly 1"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    There's lots of substrate calculators available, with a simple internet search

    Here's a basic one

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    I would use inside dimensions of the tank for lxw

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    I would think the thickness of the glass/acrylic would be negligible for a rough estimate of amount of substrate, you could always add less or more before filling the tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I would think the thickness of the glass/acrylic would be negligible for a rough estimate of amount of substrate, you could always add less or more before filling the tank

    no need for a calculator then, use 1lb per gallon for every inch of substrate, so 40lbs of sand in a 40 galln tank will get you 1 inch of substrate.

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    Regardless of the dimensions of the tank?

    One could build a tank that holds 40 gallons of water, with whatever dimensions they choose.
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    40 US gallons of water occupies 5.3472222222222 cubic feet, regardless of the size/shape of the vessel that holds it
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